May 9, 2019 Subject:
oh no i injected too many ecstasy and am die :^((
fr tho this is embarrassing
July 31, 2007 Subject:
Hopelessly inacurate and unhelpful
I hate to start a review with a negative point but this 'film' doesn't have any footage or content other than words, in type, which, from a completely pragmatic, directors point of view, need to remain on screen a little longer for the viewer to be effective in any way.
I am thankful however that this 'blitvert' against ecstacy isn't so easily readable as it is mostly full of tosh. And the bits that aren't beg the question, why would anyone go to the effort of reading all those relavent 'help' chapters in Adobe Premier to publish their misguided opinions to a world that has far better and more informed sources, dlivered with somewhat more panache than a poor digital finger painting.
I will list the points in this 'film' one by one starting with the bold opening statement 'Extacy can cause:' which is clear, and definitely a more strong opener than the alternative 'Extacy could cause' which would be a pathetic shirking of resposibility and any half arsed research that might have been done into the FACTS.
Some research does suggest that very long term use on a regular basis may lead to this after many years, on a reasonably permanent basis, therefore you should not be regularly taking every week or day over many years. Other observations say that people experience depression a few days after taking a pill even if only once. An extacy 'hangover'. However, this is entirely dependant on what kind of person you are, and most positive people experience at worst 'being emotional' during this.
2.Some people complain of this. I never have (the opposite in fact, i get sleepy). However, many people can't sleep after taking pills, thinking they are extacy, but turn out to be something different, for example, speed. Unfortunately there is no way, currently, to ensure that people are not given dirty pills.
3.Severe anxiety. I would like to see the evidence of this. I have never known anyone, on extacy alone, have an anxiety attack. Although I have when coupled with Maijuana.
4.Paranoaia. Same as above. Never without another drug or alchahol involved.
5.Muscle tension. Yes! This is true, thoughout the body, but noticable in the jaw!
6.Involuntary teeth cluttering. Again, kind of true. Usually 'teeth clenching'. at this point in the movie i had to laugh, thinking 'how harmless does a drug have to be to merit 'Involuntary teeth cluttering' being in a warning video!
7.Blurred vision. Duh, yeah! But nothing like being drunk.
8.Faintness. Abiguous one that. I feel faint when tired. I guess its true but only within acceptable levels.
9.Sweating. Yeah. Like going for a short jog.
10.Increased heart rate. Again, like going for a short jog, or indeed, doing anything that excites you.
11.Parkinsons Desease. Now this one is awesome, where did Thomas Schuster get this one! There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that extacy use causes Parkinsons. In fact Extacy has recently been used in experimental trials for the TREATMENT of Parkinsons desease! Before this all parkinsons research had been centered around the dopamine centers of the brain and it was not until a sufferer used extacy for recreational purposes and saw improvements that research began to look at seratonin as being a factor. Please do a search anywhere to find these simple facts (And check they are medically sound, and not rantings).
12.Lack of co-ordination. Yep, thats for sure. But if you are thinking people are going to be warned off the promise of one of the best nights of their lives because of a 'lack of co-ordination, then you are being breathtakingly naive.
13.Paralysis. Nope. Don't know or ever heard of anyone being paralysed by extacy. I am sure it is possible but unlikely to be anything other than a freak reaction.
14.Brain damage. Well, that is totally ambiguous again. What is brain damage. How much? I get brain damage having a hot bath, drinking whiskey or playing contact sports. How does it compare? Cause I would genuinely like to know.
15.And possibly death. This statement is true. But last I heard you are more likely to die doing the folowing: Eating peanuts, crossing the road, being stung by a bee, drinking alchahol, smoking cigarettes.
And what is so frustrating about this rant, and the video I am ranting about is that NOWHERE have we actually touched on the genuine risks of taking extacy. What about de-hydration, psychological dependency or short-term reduced immunity?
If you are going to go to the effort of making a film at least do your research properly!